The Commonwealth's "Invisible Bonds"

Healey, Denis
July 1956
New Republic;7/23/56, Vol. 135 Issue 4, p14
This article focuses on the role of commonwealth in international cooperation. The addition of India, Pakistan and Ceylon has given the Commonwealth new life and meaning. And by a political miracle, though it no longer constitutes a racial family in the old sense, the Commonwealth still relies for its unity on some instinctive sense of family solidarity which transcends institutions and even cultures. Of course there are still important differences of opinion inside the Commonwealth on some aspects of world affairs. And of course the Commonwealth countries are not all united even on their internal problems. But the important thing is that all the governments are agreed that such differences shall not prevent them from working together wherever co-operation is possible, that they will concentrate on what unites rather than divides them. In an imperfect world such wisdom is unique.


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